Artist: M. Hank Haeusler (Australia)
Collaborators: UNSW Arch CoDe Society (Nazmul Khan / Roger Sam/ Lachlan Sharah / James Stevenson / Isabel Chia / Madeleine Johanson) / Media Architecture Institute Sydney/Beijing (M. Hank Haeusler / Luke Hespanhol / Martin Tomitsch / Zhuming Cha) / UNSW CoDe (M. Hank Haeusler / Luke Hespanhol) / LMU Munich (Marius Hoggenmueller) / StrongLED Suzhou (China)
Participation + enables visitors to create messages that become an inclusive part of the installation. Participants create their own short story or text message via a visit to the Participation+ homepage.
The installation is structured using a series of modular elements in the shape of a plus (+) symbol. Each plus (+) symbol carries four LEDs and are placed within a three dimensional grid.
Visitors can engage and interact with the installation up close or from a distance. Within the installation, they experience a hullabaloo of light; however, when further away they are able to view the dynamic content, sent by users of the app as it resolves on six low-resolution screens.
Each story is highly individual but the installation encourages all those who participate with it ‘the plus’ of sharing in its collective creative design and communication processes.
Countries represented by installation: Australia/China